Braves Competition for Freddie Freeman, Explained

Why do the Braves have so much competition for Freddie Freeman when they’ve been the obvious favorites to bring him back for months?

The Braves’ interest in Freeman is going nowhere – until he actually signs elsewhere, Atlanta is the favorite place to bring back the face of the franchise. Recent reports to recommend Freeman is a bit disappointed with the Braves office, though.

Freeman wants a six-year contract worth between $27 million and $30 million per season. The Braves do not want to study higher than five years for fear that Freeman will not age, despite analytical evidence that he will be fine in that department. Plus, the National League is more likely to add designated attackers during the lockout period.

While the braves are waiting and living in their fear, other opponents like the Yankees, the Dodgers and even the Blue Jays are ready to strike.

Yankees Rumors: Is Freddie Freeman Reasonable?

The Yankees can use a warrior first. Anthony Rizzo, Matt Olson or DJ LeMahieu seem more likely in that area. Rizzo is still a freelance agent, and Olson is still a member of Oakland A’s. Olson will be a huge upgrade in both defense and dishes, but he won’t come cheap.

At that rate, the Yankees may consider signing Freeman if it has more cold and hard cash than transferring their best prospect to Oakland to Olson.

Dodgers Rumors: Bringing Freddie Freeman home?

Freeman is a native of California, thus being of interest to the Dodgers. Initially, Los Angeles was seen as the Braves’ main competitor, in part because they had enough money to spend.

After losing Corey Seager, the Dodgers can use a large stick on the left flank in the middle of the formation. Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen could also be out the door, freeing up more capital.

If Dodgers buys Freeman at his asking price, they will move Max Muncy to a second base, which he seems willing to do.

Blue Jays rumours: Could Freddie Freeman sign Toronto?

The Blue Jays are Freeman’s newest competitor. With the Braves still taking time to prepare ahead of their sweet time, the Jays met with Freeman representatives before CBA negotiations began.

Toronto is willing to accommodate Freeman’s asking price, and his forehand will play well at Rogers’ Centre. Vlad Jr. will have to switch positions from first base to corner, thus hurting Blue Jr.’s defense, but imagine what Toronto’s roster will look like in the meantime. Braves Competition for Freddie Freeman, Explained

Chris Estrada

Chris Estrada is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Chris Estrada joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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